Hiring a great speaker

Michael Jackson, internationally renowned professional speaker, master of ceremonies, writer and specialist, on how to choose the right speaker for next event. What five things should an event planner consider when booking a speaker? WELL KNOWN Choose a speaker with a good reputation PROFESSIONAL The speaker’s professionalism should reflect on their introductory documentation TYPE OF SPEAKER…

Managing an on-site scientific programme

Hand-in-hand with Scientific Programme Management, comes the on-site component of running the Speakers’ Room. Setting up the Speakers’ Room is quite straightforward – I usually place the arrivals/check-in desk very close to the door, to make it obvious that speakers need to report there first. I place two staff members at the desk to scan…

Creating an onsite speakers’ room

The Speakers’ Room is one of the most important areas at any multi-speaker event. The Speakers’ Room, which can also be known as the Green Room, a term which is rooted in theatre terminology, as the waiting rooms of performers prior to, during and after their performances on stage are historically painted green. I can…